Doosan Bears vs. NC Dinos Pick – KBO, August 27, 2020
There’s little doubt that the series between the reigning champions Doosan Bears and the KBO leaders NC Dinos will be entertaining. Both sides have traded blows already this season and I’m certainly curious to see what happens this week.
Let’s not forget that the Bears are four wins behind the opponent, so beating NC twice would reduce the gap significantly and open the door to the top spot in the standings.
Game one of the series is on Thursday and that’s the main subject of my Doosan Bears vs. NC Dinos betting preview. It features the latest odds and lines, a quick look at the expected starting pitchers, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Doosan Bears vs. NC Dinos Odds
The Doosan Bears vs. NC Dinos odds of the top baseball betting sites slightly favor the Dinos, but I find the totals line really interesting. The sportsbooks obviously expect a massacre because of the starting pitchers both sides are sending.
Doosan Bears Analysis
For most of the season, the Doosan Bears have lived and died by their offense. When the team gets going, any opponent is beatable. Unfortunately for the reigning KBO champions, if the offense has a day off, the pitchers usually haven’t done enough to help.
The Bears are coming into this match after losing against the KIA Tigers on Wednesday and there is one thing that works in their favor. Doosan has managed to bounce almost immediately after most defeats so far this season.
It’s interesting to see if this trend can continue and the starting pitcher of the team that could make it happen is Seung Jin Lee. He has decent stats, but the sample size is too small as he hasn’t played too much as a starter up to this point. Fortunately for the Bears, the NC Dinos are sending a similar player to do the same job.
NC Dinos Analysis
The NC Dinos were the masters of finding wins in various ways early in the season. They have lost some of their consistency in the past month or so which has allowed several teams to come close in the KBO standings.
The Dinos are still leading the way, but they need some wins to keep it that way. The team is expected to start Myung Gi Son against the Bears. He’s been solid up to this point, but he lost his only start so far. It’s hard to predict if he can cope with one of the offensive sides in South Korea in one of his rare starts.
Bears vs. Dinos Prediction and Pick
I believe that this match is almost unpredictable and could easily go either way. That’s why the price of +125 for the Bears to win looks way too high. The team’s offense can explode in any single game and I won’t be shocked to see that on Thursday.
Doosan Bears to win+125